EghtesadOnline: Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) will launch two new national Internet exchange points in Isfahan and Khuzestan provinces.
According to CITNA, the new centers will be launched during the 10-Day Dawn Festivities marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
An Internet exchange point is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks.
The primary purpose of an exchange point is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the exchange, rather than through one or more third-party networks. The advantages of the direct interconnection are primarily cost and bandwidth, Financial Tribune reported.
Moreover, the new exchange points will significantly reduce the average per-bit delivery cost of Internet services. This means that the price of the Internet for end-users will decrease significantly in the next few years.
One of the most noticeable advantages of having more exchange points is speed. The change will be most noticeable in areas that have poorly developed long-distance telecoms connections, often in the southern areas of the country.
Iran currently has five Internet exchange points in Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Shiraz and Qom.